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David McDonnell writes in the Daily Mirror…
Park has mixed feelings about leaving United
Ji-sung Park has revealed his frustration at missing the next month for Manchester United - just as he has hit top form. Park will miss up to seven United games because of his commitment to play in the Asian Cup for South Korea. The Boxing Day clash with Sunderland at Old Trafford will be Park’s last game for United before flying to Qatar for the three-week tournament. And Park, who scored United’s winner in the 1-0 win over Arsenal which took Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to the top of the Premier League, admitted to suffering mixed emotions over his impending departure. “I have mixed feelings about the Asian Cup,” said Park. “At the moment I’m playing with confidence, so I do feel a bit strange about going. But I’m always happy to join my national team as well. Even without me, Manchester United have enough players to keep winning, so I will concentrate on the national team and then focus on Manchester United.”
Rio Ferdinand claims United are more interested in winning titles than breaking records in today’s edition of the Daily Express. Monday's 1-0 win over Arsenal set a club record start to a league season - 16 games unbeaten - although the defender knows that will count for nothing if the Reds are not top of the table in May. “I don’t care if we go unbeaten or not as long as we win the title, our aim is to win the Premier League."
The Guardian reports newly appointed Wales boss Gary Speed will ask Ryan Giggs to reconsider his international retirement ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifier against England in March.